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2017 BCIL Annual Meeting

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We wish to invite you to BCIL’s Annual Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the state Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza in Boston.

In the past year, we have spoken out and rallied for accessible and affordable housing, the PCA program, and MBTA services.  Since last December, members of BCIL, MassADAPT, and other local groups raised the call to protect Medicaid (MassHealth). We’ve traveled to Washington DC, Portland, ME (the office of Maine’s Senator Collins), and Providence, RI (rally around visit of VP Pence). We joined news conferences, rallies, marches, vigils, and protests; made phone calls and sent letters and Tweets; and were arrested in acts of civil disobedience.

Please join us as we look back on important successes and look ahead to another year of service and advocacy for independent living.

On the meeting agenda, after a light meal, will be brief business reports, a review of the past year, board elections and awards including the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to a BCIL member, honorary awards recognizing local disability rights activists who staked a claim to true leadership on health reform, and a BCIL staff award. Toni Wolf, the new Commissioner at the Mass Rehab Commission will provide a keynote address.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Susan Smith at BCIL for planning and food purposes: ssmith@bostoncil.org or 617-338-6665, x232. Also, please let us know by November 8 if you’ll need an accommodation. 

Should you wish to obtain a proxy ballot for board elections if you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Shawn Kelley by phone at 617-338-6665, x201 or at skelley@bostoncil.org.

Your support in the past and for the coming year is much appreciated!

We hope to see you on the 16th for a fun and spirited evening.

 

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